Something tells me that that degree in German is not going to go very far in a collapsed society. In fact, you are probably already out of a worthwhile job and you will be out of a skill as well. Skills are what will have value in the fallen world. The things you can produce to help others survive will carry all the weight. Do you have a skill like that in your toolbox? Its something to consider.
One of the most powerful skills will be woodworking. The ability for a person and their tools to create exactly what people want using only wood, will make you an invaluable person. This skill will keep you fed and maybe even keep you protected. In a survival situation, there is no better outlook than that. The time to learn these skills is running out.